Publication Date

1-1-1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Cummings, William C.

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Accountancy

Abstract

Computers are becoming the language of the future. Software currently used and software of the future was investigated. Fifty questionnaires were sent, to the 'Big 8', selected second tier firms, and various companies. The two most popular spreadsheets, word processing, and flowcharting packages were compared to each other. The findings showed Lotus 123 as the best spreadsheet, Flowcharting TT by Patton and Patton as the best flowcharting package, and Wordstar for Word Processing. Northern's Accountancy program is preparing its students for a successful career from a computer standpoint. The survey confirmed that the desireable skills are being taught.

Extent

44 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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